OBI is one of the leading European DIY brands. Currently, the company operates more than 550 stores, thereof more than 350 in Germany and more than 200 in 13 Central and Eastern European countries. OBI stores generate total sales of more than EUR 5 billion, employing more thanstaff. Our stores offer a broad and comprehensive product range, which, on average, includesarticles per store. The competent product range covers gardening, building material and elements, tools, sanitary and interior decoration. Attracted from within an extensive catchment area customers will find all they need to improve their homes. Since the opening of the first OBI store in 1970 (Hamburg, Germany), the sales areas of the OBI stores have increased from 870 sqm to ”orange boxes” with more thansqm. The total store sales area now amounts to more than 3 million sqm. OBI’s customers are primarily private individuals, . families, do-it-yourselfers and semi-professionals.